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This webinar was presented on January 19th by John Fesseden through the Texas Turnaround Center at Region 13. It is resource to guide you as you prepare for the 2010 TAKS.

This webinar was presented on January 19th by John Fesseden through the Texas Turnaround Center at Region 13. It is resource to guide you as you prepare for the 2010 TAKS.

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    • Welcome Texas Turnaround Center and School Improvement Resource Center Webinar W bi January 19, 2010 We will begin at 1:00 p.m. CST.  If you are not hearing any audio  We will begin at 1:00 p m CST If you are not hearing any audio through your speakers, click the Audio Setup link to adjust  mic/speaker settings or call 512‐919‐5132 for assistance. 1 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Agenda • Introductions and logistics Introductions and logistics • Presentation:   –It's Spring, It's Spring ‐ What Do I Bring? • Q ti Questions and answers d • Survey immediately following the webinar y y g © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Introductions • Moderator: Catherine Haynes y Project Manager Texas Turnaround Center Texas Turnaround Center • Presenter:  John Fessenden Director of Accountability and Research Director of Accountability and Research Del Valle ISD • Technical Support: Nicole Morales nicole.morales@esc13.txed.net 512‐919‐5132 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Webinar Logistics:  g Technical Difficulties • Audio difficulties – what to do • Phoning in for audio capability – Webinar ID: 849‐230‐930 – Phone Number: 1.877.739.5903 – Access Code: 254‐087‐542 – Audio PIN: Provided to you after joining the Audio PIN: Provided to you after joining the  webinar © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Webinar Logistics:  Webinar Logistics: Asking Questions • To ask a question, please use the “Question” feature  of the Webinar software.  We will address most  questions live at the end of the presentation. i li h d f h i • If If you prefer to have a personal answer to a logistical  f t h l t l i ti l question, then please contact Nicole at  Nicole.morales@esc13.txed.net or 512.919.5132 @ © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • TTC/SIRC Webinar  / 2009‐2010 Series Intended Audience:  CITs, TAPs and CAMS (but open  to anyone) When *:  1. Tues, Sept 15 2. Mon, Nov 16 , 3. Tues, Jan 19 4. Tues, April 20 * Starting at 1:00 CST Starting at 1:00 CST 6 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Next: John Fessenden John Fessenden Suggested documents: ‐ PDF document: Webinar PPT ‐ PDF document: It’s Spring It’s Spring: Handout PDF document:  It s Spring, It s Spring: Handout  Materials ‐ Excel spreadsheet: Campus Accountability: 2009 Excel spreadsheet:  Campus Accountability: 2009  and Preview of 2010 ‐ Excel spreadsheet: Campus Planning Template Excel spreadsheet:  Campus Planning Template © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Our Presenter Our Presenter John Fessenden John Fessenden Director of Accountability  and Research and Research Del Valle Independent  School District 8 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • It’s Spring, It’s Spring . . .  What Do I Bring? Wh t D I B i ? A Top Ten List of What To “Bring to the Table” To Help Campuses Prepare for Spring 2010 Testing Texas Turnaround Center Webinar January 19, 2010 John Fessenden Director of Accountability and Research Director of Accountability and Research 9 Del Valle Independent School District john.fessenden@del‐valle.k12.tx.us © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Objective • Identify and discuss ways that TAPs/CITs/CAMs or Identify and discuss ways that TAPs/CITs/CAMs or  others working with campuses can help  campuses prepare for Spring 2010 TAKS testing campuses prepare for Spring 2010 TAKS testing – Not a comprehensive list of everything that needs to Not a comprehensive list of everything that needs to  be done – Highlight key activities that have been effective for  campuses in the past campuses in the past 10 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Poll Question P ll Q ti • In a minute a poll question will pop  up on your screen • Please take a moment to submit  your answer by clicking one of the  your answer by clicking one of the options © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Poll Question 1 Poll Question 1 1. What is your current role in the educational What is your current role in the educational  process? a. CIT, TAP, CAM, or other Educational Consultant b. ESC representative c. Superintendent or other Central Office representative d. Campus Principal or other Campus representative 12 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • The Top 10 List The Top 10 List 1. Know the rules for AEIS and AYP in  2010 and  1 Know the rules for AEIS and AYP in 2010 and communicate the basics to all staff members 2. Ensure that all staff members are aware of  the TAKS passing standards so that they can  h TAKS i d d h h articulate the expectations to students © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • The Top 10 List The Top 10 List 3. Develop and implement the use of Develop and implement the use of  individualized TAKS goal performance sheets  for students and involve students in setting  personal goals 4. Review scope and sequence of TAKS‐tested  subject areas to ensure that teachers have  covered all tested TEKS prior to test date AND  have allowed sufficient time for review © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • The Top 10 List The Top 10 List 5. Ensure that tutoring resources are targeting  5 Ensure that tutoring resources are targeting student needs based on TAKS objectives 6. Enlist ALL teachers (Art, Music, PE, Electives)  in the process of preparing for test  i h f i f administration © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • The Top 10 List The Top 10 List 7. Review the test decision making for students  7 Review the test decision‐making for students receiving special education services and  ensure that all needed allowable  ensure that all needed allowable accommodations have been considered and   are being implemented are being implemented 8. Revise plans for SSI grades and subjects  8 R i l f SSI d d bj based on changes to SSI © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • The Top 10 List The Top 10 List 9. Strategically plan for room assignments for  9 Strategically plan for room assignments for testing and communicate expectations for  active monitoring to all teachers active monitoring to all teachers 10.Plan an after TAKS reward activity for all  10 Pl f TAKS d i i f ll students who exhibit effort during testing © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 1 Know the rules for AEIS and  AYP in  2010 and  communicate the basics to all  communicate the basics to all staff members 18 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Poll Question 2 Poll Question 2 2. Which of the following is likely to have the biggest  single impact on accountability ratings in 2010? a. TPM b. Vertical Scales b V i lS l c. c The increasing standards in AEIS and AYP The increasing standards in AEIS and AYP d. The inclusion of TAKS‐Acc 19 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 1  Knowing the 2010 Rules # 1 – Knowing the 2010 Rules • 4 Major Changes to AEIS in 2010 – Increased performance standards for campus/district ratings – Increased rigor of “Met Standard” on  Increased rigor of  Met Standard on • Reading – Grades 6 and 8 – No 2nd administration of 3rd Grade Reading No 2 administration of 3 Grade Reading – Inclusion of TAKS‐Accommodated in • Reading  Grades 3 9 Reading – Grades 3‐9 • ELA – Grade 10 • Math – Grades 3‐10 • Writing – Grades 4 and 7 20 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 1  Knowing the 2010 Rules # 1 – Knowing the 2010 Rules • 1 Major Change to AYP in 2010 – Increased performance standards for  campus/district ratings • 73% for Reading/ELA • 67% for Math 21 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    •  Including ALL TAKS-Accommodated tests will have  No Change in AYP 2010 BUT, the impact will be minimal  Standards an impact on state assessment results AEIS AYP assessments  AND TPM will help for students who get close to “Met Standard” p g State Assessment Indicators TAKS TAKS TAKS-Accommodated Tests T t TAKS-Accommodated TAKS-M TAKS M  All grades and subjects TAKS-Alt TAKS LAT Reading/ELA (3-11) Reading/ELA (3-8 and 10) Math (3-11) Math (3 8 d M th (3-8 and 10) Subjects (Grade Levels) Writing (4 and 7) Social Studies (8, 10 and 11) Science (5, 8, 10 and 11) Acad Performance Standards Accept Recog Exemp Meets AYP Performance = 73% Reading/ELA 70% 80% 90% Participation = 95% Performance = 67% Math 60% 80% 90% Participation = 95% Writing 70% 80% 90% Science 55% 80% 90% Social Studies 70% 80% 90% Handout Page 1
    • # 1  Knowing the 2010 Rules # 1 – Knowing the 2010 Rules • Increased rigor of “Met Standard” on  – Reading – Grades 6 and 8 – Resulting from full implementation of Vertical  g p Scales • Reading and Math – Grades 3‐8 (English) – Grades 3‐5 (Spanish) » HB 3 Eliminated 6th Grade Spanish beginning in 2009‐10 p g g 23 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Handout Page 2 Vertical Scales – English (Met Standard) 24 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Handout Page 2 Vertical Scales – English (Commended) 25 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Handout Page 3 Vertical Scales – Spanish (Met Standard) HB 3 26 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Handout Page 4 Vertical Scales – Spanish (Commended) HB 3 27 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Handout Page 4 Vertical Scale – Required Adjustments to  Performance Standards Performance Standards • Aligning the current horizontal scale scores (2100 for Met Standard and 2400 for  Commended) to vertical scale scores will require the “cutpoints” for “Met Standard”  and “Commended” on some assessments to be increased d “C d d” b i d TAKS English TAKS Spanish Grade Subject Met Std Commended Met Std Commended Reading - - - - 3 Math - - Increase - Reading - - - - 4 Math - - Increase Increase Reading - - - - 5 Math - Increase - - Reading Increase Increase Increase HB Increase 6 3 Math - Increase Increase Increase 7 Reading - - Will apply 28 beginning in Spring Math - - Reading Increase Increase 8 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC 2010 28 Math - Increase
    • Handout Page 5 Vertical Scale Score E-670 Vertical Scale (Interpreting Increase in Performance Standard – 8th Grade) (Interpreting Increase in Performance Standard  Horizontal Scale Score 2100 = Met Standard in 2009 Raw Score = 33 Questions Correct © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC 29
    • Handout Page 5 Vertical Scale Score E-700 Vertical Scale (Interpreting Increase in Performance Standard – 8th Grade) (Interpreting Increase in Performance Standard  Horizontal Scale Score 2156 Raw Score = 37 Questions Correct © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC 30
    • # 1  Knowing the 2010 Rules # 1 – Knowing the 2010 Rules • Increased passing standards on  – Reading – Grades 6 and 8 • 6th Grade = 3 questions more difficult to pass • 8th Grade = 4 questions more difficult to pass 31 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 1  Knowing the 2010 Rules # 1 – Knowing the 2010 Rules • Evaluating impact of 4 major changes to AEIS – Increased performance standards for ratings – Increased rigor for “Met Standard” in 6th and 8th Grade  Reading – Elimination of 2nd administration in 3rd Grade Reading – Inclusion of TAKS‐Accommodated in Reading/ELA,  Math and Writing Math and Writing 32 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 1 – Knowing the 2010 Rules • 2008‐09 AEIS Reports Provide a “Preview” of 2010  33 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 1 – Knowing  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 the 2010 Rules • Summary table using – The 2009 Campus  Accountability Data  Table – The 2008‐09 Campus  AEIS Report • Shows impact of 2010  changes • Trust the TPM Bump! 34 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC Handout Page 6
    • Poll Question 3 Poll Question 3 3. Which of the following is likely to have the biggest  single impact on accountability ratings in 2010? a. TPM b. Vertical Scales b V i lS l c. c The increasing standards in AEIS and AYP The increasing standards in AEIS and AYP d. The inclusion of TAKS‐Acc 35 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 2 Ensure that all staff members  are aware of the TAKS passing  standards so that they can  standards so that they can articulate the expectations to  students 36 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 2  TAKS Passing Standards # 2 – TAKS Passing Standards • The raw score and percent correct for any TAKS test may vary The raw score and percent correct for any TAKS test may vary  slightly from year to year – Raw score/percent correct necessary to “Meet Standard” are set  / based on difficulty of questions included on that year’s test • Scale score for “Met Standard” ensures that rigor of passing each year  remains the same i th – Nevertheless, the raw score/percent correct necessary to “Meet  Standard” in any year CAN be used as an estimate of the passing  d d” b d f h standard  37 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 2  TAKS Passing Standards # 2 – TAKS Passing Standards • Spring 2009 Raw Scores – Met Standard – Commended – For • TAKS and TAKS‐Acc • TAKS‐M – Can be used to estimate passing standards in 2010 38 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • 39 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC Handout Page 7
    • # 3 Develop and implement the  use of individualized TAKS  goal performance sheets for  goal performance sheets for students and involve students  in setting personal goals in setting personal goals 40 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 3  Individual Goal Setting # 3 – Individual Goal Setting • Involve students in setting performance goals Involve students in setting performance goals – Review past test performance – Students self identify relative strengths and Students self‐identify relative strengths and  weaknesses • Plot performance on visual graphs/depictions Plot performance on visual graphs/depictions • Set goals for 2010 • Identify steps for accomplishing goals 41 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 3 – Individual Goal Setting 42 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC Handout Page 8
    • # 4 Review scope and sequence of  TAKS‐tested subject areas to  ensure that teachers have  covered all tested TEKS prior to  test date AND have allowed  sufficient time for review 43 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 4  Organizing the Year # 4 – Organizing the Year • Review Scope and Sequence in each TAKS‐tested Review Scope and Sequence in each TAKS tested  subject – All tested TEKS covered by end of March or early April – Dedicate 10 to 15 days to TAKS preparation • Content review • Test taking strategies Test taking strategies – Practice using formula charts – Identification of hardest problems 44 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 4 – Organizing the Year g g • Visual tool (developed by Ervin Knezek, Region XIII ESC) – Cover the “big rocks” of TEKS prior to April – What students are struggling?   gg g – What interventions? 45 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC Handout Page 9
    • # 5 Ensure that tutoring  g resources are targeting  student needs based on TAKS  student needs based on TAKS objectives 46 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 5  Focus Tutoring on Student Needs # 5 – Focus Tutoring on Student Needs • Understand Objectives tested in each subject Understand Objectives tested in each subject  area and relative importance – TAKS blueprints TAKS blueprints 47 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 5  Focus Tutoring on Student Needs # 5 – Focus Tutoring on Student Needs • Blueprints p – TAKS and TAKS‐ Acc – TAKS‐M TAKS M • Region XIII – http://www5.es c13.net/assess ment/ 48 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC Handout Page 10
    • # 5  Focus Tutoring on Student Needs # 5 – Focus Tutoring on Student Needs • Blueprints p – TAKS and TAKS‐ Acc – TAKS‐M TAKS M • Region XIII – http://www5.es c13.net/assess ment/ 49 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC Handout Page 11
    • # 5  Focus Tutoring on Student Needs # 5 – Focus Tutoring on Student Needs • Begin TAKS‐based tutorial support as soon as Begin TAKS based tutorial support as soon as  possible – Organize based on Objective Organize based on Objective • Identify students based on Mock tests or other  benchmarks tests conducted during the 2009‐10 school  year • Focus on areas of need • START with areas of relative strength h f l h – Build confidence of students – Encourages participation and buy in g p p y 50 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 5  Focus Tutoring on Student Needs # 5 – Focus Tutoring on Student Needs • Identify effective tutoring Identify effective tutoring – Not all teachers are effective tutors – Train tutors in teaching practices gp • Observe in class before providing tutoring – Reinforce, not reinvent • Struggling students benefit from consistency of  teaching strategy  • Be cautious of requiring struggling students to relearn Be cautious of requiring struggling students to relearn  another process – May create confusion rather than provide clarity 51 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 6 Enlist ALL teachers (Art,  ( , Music, PE, Electives) in the  process of preparing for test  process of preparing for test administration 52 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 6  All for One and One for All # 6 – All for One and One for All • Use selected TAKS warm‐up questions in all class periods – Elective teachers partner with content‐area teachers • D Department chairs provide questions with explanations t t h i id ti ith l ti • Consider – Have students work in pairs – Share how they solved the problem – Ask if others answered the question differently Ask if others answered the question differently • Possibly create competitions between classes or class periods 53 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 6  All for One and One for All # 6 – All for One and One for All • Fosters collaboration and unity among staff Fosters collaboration and unity among staff • Helps elective teachers understand the rigor  l l i h d d h i and process of testing – Sense of ownership and involvement in student  achievement and campus results 54 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 7 Review the test decision‐making for  students receiving special education  services and ensure that all needed  allowable accommodations have been  considered and  are being  implemented i l d 55 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 7  Special Education Issues # 7 – Special Education Issues • Proficiency for AYP equals – Met Std on General Assessment • TAKS, TAKS‐Accommodated, TAKS LAT – Met Standard on TAKS‐M – SUBJECT TO A LIMIT • There is NO limit on the number of TAKS‐M takers • There IS a limit on the number of TAKS‐M passers that can be considered Proficient There IS a limit on the number of TAKS M passers that can be considered Proficient • Limit = 2% of the total number of students enrolled in the district in grades 3‐8 and 10 – Met Standard on TAKS‐Alt – SUBJECT TO A LIMIT • There is NO limit on the number of TAKS‐Alt takers • There IS a limit on the number of TAKS‐Alt passers that can be considered Proficient • Limit = 1% of the total number of students enrolled in the district in grades 3‐8 and 10 56 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 7 – Special Education Issues The Caps Are Based on Number of Students Anticipated to Meet Test Criteria Th C A B d N b f St d t A ti i t d t M t T t C it i Description of Texas Assessments Allowed Proficiency for AYP y Assessments under NCLB Regs TAKS General Assessment with (Including (I l di or without ~ 65-70% of SpEddstudents Met St d M t Standard TAKS-Acc and or Met TPM accommodations TAKS LAT) Alternate Assessment Met Standard – Up to a number that based on Modified EGL TAKS-M equals 2% ofAll students enrolled in 2% of all Students = Academic Achievement ~ 20-25% of SpEd students grades 3-8 and 10 in the LEA Standards Alternate Assessment Met Standard – Up to a number that based on Alternate EGL TAKS-Alt equals 1% ofAll students enrolled in 1% of all Students = Academic Achievement ~ 10%3-8 and 10 students 57 grades of SpEd in the LEA Standards © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 7  Special Education Issues # 7 – Special Education Issues • What if we were to graph the distribution from the previous  g p p slide in a pie chart? 58 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • What the Distribution of TAKS, TAKS‐Acc, TAKS‐M and TAKS‐Alt Might Look Like When ALL  Students Receiving Special Education Have Received Enrolled Grade Level Instruction 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 10th TAKS TAKS TAKS TAKS TAKS TAKS TAKS or or or or or or or TAKS- TAKS- TAKS- TAKS- TAKS- TAKS- TAKS- Acc Acc Acc Acc Acc Acc Acc TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt Students Receiving Special Education Services – By Grade Level
    • What the Distribution of TAKS, TAKS‐Acc, TAKS‐M and TAKS‐Alt Might Look Like Across  Grade Levels in 2009‐10 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 10th Combined effect of  Combined effect of – Disability; and TAKS TAKS or – Cumulative impact of below  TAKS or TAKS TAKS- or TAKS- EGL instruction prior to  or Acc TAKS TAKS TAKS- Acc TAKS 2007‐08 TAKS TAKS- or Acc or or Acc TAKS- TAKS- TAKS- Acc Acc Acc TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-M TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt TAKS-Alt Students Receiving Special Education Services – By Grade Level
    • # 7  Special Education Issues # 7 – Special Education Issues • Given the cumulative impact of disability and Given the cumulative impact of disability and  years of below EGL instruction prior to 2007‐ 08? • Wh What might the “pie charts” look like at  i h h “ i h ” l k lik – Elementary Schools – Middle Schools – High Schools?   61 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Handout Page 12 # 7  Special Education Issues # 7 – Special Education Issues • Planning for 2010 – State Assessment Framework by Campus  g y p Type Middle School Elementary High School g 62 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 7  Special Education Issues # 7 – Special Education Issues • Sample Planning Tool Sample Planning Tool 63 Handout Page 13 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 7  Special Education Issues # 7 – Special Education Issues • Sample Planning Tool Sample Planning Tool 64 Handout Page 13 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 7  Special Education Issues # 7 – Special Education Issues • Accommodations – Presentation Accommodations • Allow students to access information in ways that do not require them to visually  read standard print – Response Accommodations • Allow students to complete assignments, tests, and activities in different ways or to  solve or organize problems using some type of assistive device solve or organize problems using some type of assistive device • Supplemental Aids – Setting Accommodations g • Change the location in which a test or assignment is given – Timing/Scheduling Accommodations • Alter the allowable length of time to complete a test or assignment 65 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 7  Special Education Issues # 7 – Special Education Issues • An accommodation may be appropriate for instructional use but may not be appropriate or allowed on a state  assessment – Example: student‐made journals • Appropriate in class • Not appropriate for state assessment – too lengthy, may contain specific Not appropriate for state assessment  too lengthy, may contain specific  examples • Just because an accommodation is not allowed on the state  assessment does not mean it isn’t appropriate for  instructional use i t ti l 66 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Supplemental Aids Supplemental Aids 67 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 7  Special Education Issues # 7 – Special Education Issues • A Supplemental Aid must pp – Be a tool that a student knows how to use – Not a source of direct answers for the TEKS assessed at each grade  level – Be routinely used in instruction and testing – Be documented in the student’s IEP • A Supplemental Aid should – Be concise and well‐organized so that a student can quickly access the Be concise and well‐organized so that a student can quickly access the  information – Not contain numerous pages 68 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 7  Special Education Issues # 7 – Special Education Issues • Consider developing a packet of allowable Supplemental Aids  p g p pp for each content area – Content experts in the district confirm that the aids are not sources of  direct answers direct answers – Special education experts assist in ensuring usefulness to students • Entire packet is not used by every student – Specific tools are selected based on needs of student • See TEA’s presentations on Allowable Accommodations 69 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • Poll Question 4 Poll Question 4 4. To be allowed on state assessment, a supplemental  aid must be used every day in class a. True b. False b F l 70 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 8 Revise plans for SSI grades  Revise plans for SSI grades and subjects based on  changes to SSI 71 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 8  SSI Changes # 8 – SSI Changes • Major Changes for 2009‐10 – HB 3 – No SSI requirements for Grade 3 Reading • No retesting, GPCs, etc. • Accountability implications  – Elimination of 2nd administration – Fewer “passers” for accountability purposes – Consider creating an “SSI‐like” process within the  district/campus • Mock test with 2009 Grade 3 TAKS Reading released test in late February  or early March • Provide accelerated instruction to students who do not pass (or who Provide accelerated instruction to students who do not pass (or who  72 barely pass) © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 8 – SSI Changes g • Major Changes for 2009‐10 – HB 3 – SSI continues for Grades 5 & 8 Reading and Math • BUT . . . – 1st Administration of Reading has been moved from March 3, 2010 to April 7, 2010 – 2nd Administration of Reading is May 19, 2010 • Issues – Restructuring of Scope and Sequence in 5th and 8th Grade Reading? » 19 more days of instruction prior to 1st administration – “Data crunch” in late April Receive results from 1st administration of Reading and Math the same day » R i lt f 1 d i i t ti f R di d M th th d » Challenge to begin accelerated instruction – Planning for summer school  » Must plan for all students taking 2nd administration in either Reading or Math Must plan for all students taking 2 administration in either Reading or Math 73 » Then “excuse” students who Meet Standard on 2nd administration © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 9 Strategically plan for room  g yp assignments for testing and  communicate expectations for  active monitoring to all teachers active monitoring to all teachers 74 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 9  Room Assignments and Active Monitoring # 9 – Room Assignments and Active Monitoring • Involve teachers in the planning for room  p g assignments for students – Which students perform better for which teachers? Which students perform better for which teachers? – Which students are likely perform well regardless of  yp g setting? – Which students are receiving accommodations Which students are receiving accommodations • Small group • Oral administration – Group students by similarity of pacing Group students by similarity of pacing  75 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 9  Room Assignments and Active Monitoring # 9 – Room Assignments and Active Monitoring • Develop checklist for monitoring test Develop checklist for monitoring test  administration – Discuss during training of test administrators – Establish clear expectations – Use during mock testing prior to TAKS 76 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 9  Room Assignments and Active Monitoring # 9 – Room Assignments and Active Monitoring • Develop checklist for monitoring test administration 77 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC Handout Page 15
    • # 9  Room Assignments and Active Monitoring # 9 – Room Assignments and Active Monitoring • Web‐based Test Administrator Training Modules – Newly available ‐ January 11, 2010 – A Access at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/TAonlinetraining t htt // T A t /TA li t i i • Three modules – Active Monitoring • Understanding expectations of active monitoring • Correctly implementing active monitoring • Differentiating between active monitoring and unauthorized viewing Differentiating between active monitoring and unauthorized viewing • Common errors made by students to look for during active monitoring • Identifying blank answer documents through active monitoring • Addressing students who turn in an answer document or scorable test booklet with  responses left blank – Distribution of Test Materials – Proper Handling of Secure Materials Proper Handling of Secure Materials 78 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 9  Room Assignments and Active Monitoring # 9 – Room Assignments and Active Monitoring • Active Monitoring Example 79 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 9  Room Assignments and Active Monitoring # 9 – Room Assignments and Active Monitoring • 3rd Grade Example 80 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 10 Plan an after TAKS reward  Plan an after TAKS reward activity for all students who  exhibit effort during testing 81 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 10  After TAKS # 10 – After TAKS • Plan a collective reward/fun activity Plan a collective reward/fun activity – Designed to include ALL students who exhibited Designed to include ALL students who exhibited  good effort on test • NOT based on anticipated performance/result NOT based on anticipated performance/result – Teachers record effort during testing g g • Emphasize intention to include as many students as  possible 82 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • # 10  After TAKS # 10 – After TAKS • Student Effort During Testing 83 © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC Handout Page 16
    • Question and Answers Responses to questions  Responses to questions posed during John’s portion  of the webinar of the webinar © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • John Fessenden Director of Accountability and Research Del Valle Independent School District p 512-386-3118 j john.fessenden@del-valle.k12.tx.us © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC
    • In Conclusion In Conclusion ‐ By Friday, Jan 21st this webinar will be By Friday, Jan 21 this webinar will be  archived and available on The Texas  Turnaround Center’s website. ‐ http://www.txturnaround.org/webinars.html ‐ Immediately following this webinar, a brief  y g , survey will appear in the browser window.   Please respond before closing the browser.  Use scale of 1 if strongly disagree with the  statement and 5 if strongly agree. © 2010 Texas Turnaround Center and SIRC